TEAM REVEAL: CLARKY
SUPERCOACH TEAM REVEAL – CLARKY
Gosh, SuperCoach this year is presenting brand new challenges. Much like it does every year. The Panic, the uncertainty and along with it the ingenuity from all members of the community. There’s nothing better.
I am ready to present the current version of my team. As with most of the coming reveals, the rookies are a guess at best but this is the year to be flexible. I won’t dive too much into the rookies due to this.
Community, I present to you Gawn With The Win.
Ain’t she a beaut’ ?
The first, and most glaring, thing is my lack of premo R2. This was the main source of my attempt to squeeze every penny since we are blessed this year with the option for multiple Ruck rookies with potential to generate cash.
With Braydon Preuss sidelined for an extended period and Mumford seemingly on the list as a “break glass” ruckman Matt Flynn would appear to have all the job security in the world. While he is wrestling with a rolled ankle of his own (seriously, what is happening to the GWS ruck stocks?), if he’s named he’ll be ready to bring in some of that needed cash.
Lloyd Meek is a player that I remember our beloved Damo had actually brought to my attention last year. The man looks like an athletic beast and showed a really promising case of why he is ready to play AFL football. With Rory Lobb and Sean Darcy sidelined this is his time to shine.
Max Gawn as my team is named after him, I am legally obliged to have Big Maxy. This guy is an out and out premo. Sure, his price is a little inflated. However, out of the ruck selections I still see him as number 1 at years end. This is more than enough to throw away the key.
Pretty standard stuff here Jake Lloyd picks himself along with Rory Laird; Both these guys have shown more than enough for us to lock them away. In previous seasons where I haven’t started Jake Lloyd I spent the whole season wishing I had.
Caleb Daniel & Jayden Short while I wasn’t swayed particularly by their AAMI series SuperCoach scores (Okay, maybe a little) they more than passed the eye test. This year looks like it will reward elite defenders and these two have the ceiling to make the most of it.
Oratzio Fantasia, this guy has potential. He managed to kick 3.3 in a half of footy for 79 SC points in the AAMI series match against Adelaide. For me, it’s the new club/happy factor that makes me think we’ll see some of Fantasia’s best footy this year in a powerful Port Adelaide campaign. At his price, it’s a risk I am willing to take on.
Lachie Neale, Clayton Oliver, Jackson Macrae & Zach Merrett all elite players who score well and are genuine captain options.
Matt Rowell is good at football. One of the bigger midfield questions I have had is Rowell vs Tim Taranto at similar prices, given that Rowell has only played a handful of games. Even if Rowell is a bit rusty, he more than looked fit during the AAMI Series match against Brisbane. If he’s talented now, think of what a full season of football will have him doing by the end of it. It felt wrong to even leave him out of any of my other versions of the team. Trust your gut folks.
Here’s a little sliding doors for you guys:
IF Chris Scott remembers he has a list full of brilliant young talent
THEN Jordan Clark will get consistent game time in 2021.
Job Security is a big question mark for Clark but there’s no doubt his best footy is ahead of him. I would love to see some more game time for him so hopefully he’s done enough for round 1.
This is without a doubt the hardest line to pick for this year. I have been back and forth on so many of the premo players and haven’t been convinced of the value of many.
I wanted to not pick Patrick Dangerfield. He was injured and I expected just to get him cheaper later on. Unfortunately, through the power of what can only be described as Gary Ablett Jr’s prayer, he looks fully fit and ready to do it all again. I can’t look past that. Maybe it’s fear of missing out ?
Jye Caldwell will play a part in the Bombers mid group. He has all the right numbers, looks to be playing well. Hopefully, he helps me on the way to a premo once the season has unfolded a bit more and some top forward options present.
Jack Ziebell looked comfortable in the half back during the AAMI series racked up a lot of the footy and the new rule set looks to compliment his abilities. Very attractively priced it’s very hard to look past it.
Joe Daniher if you listened to our podcast on Brisbane, I really back Danhier to have a great season. Brisbane’s track record of managing injuries gives me faith that Daniher is going to join the group healthier than ever. Similarly to Fantasia there’s the happy factor. He’s already shown that he still has the skills and joining a powerful team that is picked to actually make finals if not a top 4 prospect (Sorry Patch). I’ve seen all I need to see, he’ll make some good money at his price and is a good stepping stone.
That’s the team. How did I do ? How’s your team looking? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for being the beautiful supportive community I love!
Don’t forget to check out the fabulous podcast series recapping some selections from all the teams.
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